'Help I'm in crisis'
Are you upset, having thoughts about hurting yourself or ending your life?
A crisis is any situation in which you feel you need urgent help. You might have:
suicidal thoughts and feelings
- thoughts about harming yourself
- seriously hurt yourself
- taken more than the recommended amount of tablets (an overdose)
If you are feeling suicidal or in a crisis and feel like you can’t cope, speak to somebody straight away. Let a trusted adult know you do not feel safe or are struggling. For example a parent, teacher, school nurse, GP or a helpline. If possible, make sure you’re not on your own.
Do you plan to act on suicidal feelings? Have you seriously harmed yourself?
- You can go to any hospital A&E department and ask for help
- If you need urgent help, call 999 and ask for an ambulance
Are you distressed? Do you have thoughts about harming yourself?
☎︎ Contact your GP or call NHS 111
- There are people who will listen, help and support you through this. It’s ok not to be ok. It's ok to ask for help
- Just like stormy weather, strong feelings and urges will pass. It will not always feel this bad
- Thoughts are just thoughts, we do not have to follow them. There are many ways of coping other than harming yourself
Get help in West Yorkshire
These services are available to all young people living in West Yorkshire:
West Yorkshire Night OWLS is available 8pm to 8am every day for children, young people, parents and carers across West Yorkshire. Call free on 0800 1488 244 or text on 07984 392700. Visit the website to use the online chat function www.wynightowls.org.uk
Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well being platform for children and young people. 10 to 18 year olds can chat one to one with counsellors, access self help articles and connect with peers through live moderated forums.
Bradford and Craven
- Need urgent help? Call First Response 24 hours a day on 0800 952 1181 if you are any age and experiencing a mental health crisis and live in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale or Craven. This service is very busy but please don't hang up, it may take a while to get through. They do want to help you.
- Anyone aged 7 to 17 living in Bradford District and Craven can access Safe Spaces by calling First Response on 0800 952 1181 for one to one same day support and if needed a homely place to stay overnight.
- Know Your Mind is for young people aged between 8 and 19 and up to 25 with additional needs who are in the Bradford central area. This means you live, go to school in, or attend a GP surgery in an area with postcodes starting BD1, BD2, BD3, BD5, BD7, BD8 or BD9.
- Youth in Mind is a group of organisations supporting young people and their families from age 5 to age 25.
- Open Minds in Calderdale website provides advice and supports young people and families who are going through a difficult time. Call 01422 300 001 Mon to Fri 9am to 4.20pm.
- Out of hours support: Before 8pm contact 07385 399 840. Between 8pm to 8am contact Night OWLS free on 0800 148 8244 or send a text to 07984 392700.
- Thriving Kirklees provides mental health support for people up to age 18. Support includes someone to talk to on the phone, help understanding mental health, information and advice, links to other organisations services, counselling, support sessions with mental health practitioners, activity groups and workshops. Call 0300 304 5555.
- Leeds Crisis Line is a helpline for under 18's whatever the circumstances listening, supporting, advising and signposting. Call free 0800 953 0505 , Mon to Sun 8am to 8pm.
MindMate Leeds supports young people with their mental health and wellbeing. Call Leeds MindMate SPA (Single Point of Access) on 0300 555 0324 to find the help you need. This service is very busy but please don't hang up, it may take a while to get through. They do want to help you.
- Visit the Wakefield Children Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) website for self help information and resources on a range of mental health and wellbeing topics.
- Call Wakefield CAMHS SPA (Single Point of Access) team on 01977 735865. This service is very busy but please don't hang up, it may take a while to get through. They do want to help you.
Whatever you're going through, call free any time, from any phone, on 116 123. They're there for you, whatever your age. You can talk to them about whatever is on your mind, they'll listen. This might include how you look, problems at school or college, how people are treating you, and worries about exams or money.
Whether you want a quick chat or more focused help, the team is here to help young people with mental health, relationships, work life, school life, depression and any other issues all year round. Call 0808 808 4994 between 4pm and 11pm every day, email them, chat one to one online, sign up for free counselling or text THEMIX on 85258 for free 24 hours a day crisis support.
Honour Based Abuse can take many forms, including child marriage, virginity testing, enforced abortion, forced marriage, female genital mutilation, as well as physical, sexual and economic abuse and coercive control. No one, not even your family, has the right to control you or to harm you emotionally or physically. Call free for help on 0800 5999 247 Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm.
Beat provides support for eating disorders. Call free on 0808 801 0677 9am to midnight Mon to Fri, 4pm to midnight at weekends. Their phone lines can be busy, don't hang up. They want to help you.
Download the free Calm Harm app to help resist the urge to harm yourself